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Definition of Waist


  1. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the thorax and hips.
  2. Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc., which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship.
  3. A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
  4. A girdle or belt for the waist.

Waist Quotations

I've never really had a waist. Even when I was at my slimmest, my silhouette was very straight up, straight down. But I have learnt how to give myself a bit of waist by optical illusion. For this, bring on the belts.

There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
Carrie Fisher

I'm tall with broad shoulders. And my waist is small. I'm into fashion, so I like the way clothes lay on me. I'm pretty much a normal person's size, just stretched out.
Tyson Chandler

As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back, nobody's going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet, for that matter.
Cat Deeley

Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key.
Jack LaLanne
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Waist Translations

waist in Dutch is middel, leest, taille
waist in German is Taille
waist in Italian is vita
waist in Portuguese is cintura
waist in Spanish is cintura, talla
waist in Swedish is midja
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